Overnight Program

Spend the night aboard the historic World War II submarine USS Pampanito (SS-383). This unique experience is open to all organized groups (schools, scouts, YMCA, etc.) which meet certain insurance requirements. The USS Pampanito is located at Pier 45, at the foot of Taylor Street, in the heart of Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco. (More about the Pampanito.)

The submarine has 48 bunks available for group members to sleep in; however, each person is required to bring their own sleeping bag. Group size can be less than 25, but payment structure is based on a 25 participant minimum, 48 maximum participants are allowed.

While on board, you will have both a self-guided tour and personalized instruction by our staff on the history and operation of submarines. Groups are welcome to bring cards or checkers-chess-backgammon game pieces to play on the historic tables in the Crew's Mess during your stay on board.

Scouts laying on racks in after battery.After you make your reservation, be sure to read through the entire manual to help you plan your stay - click on the link below. Besides providing details about the program, a Plan of the Day is included which will provide the framework for activities while your group is on board. We expect your stay not only to be fun, but a learning experience as well. The Plan of the Day will help you to divide up responsibilities among your group so that they feel they are a real ship's crew. Your group will be responsible for furnishing their own snacks.

The base rate is $1,250 for up to 25 people; add $50 per person from 26 to 48 people on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings. Weeknight base rate is $800 for up to 25 people, add $35 per person from 26 to 48 people. We do require a minimum 1:6 ratio of adults to children less than 18 years of age, and a minimum of 7 adults with any sized group. If your group has a stricter set of supervision requirements, please adhere to them. Receipt of the signed contract and deposit will confirm your program date; final payment is due in the main office two weeks prior to the program date.

For more information or to make reservations, please contact Scout Coordinator, Alice Watts via email, or call (415) 561-6662.

After making your reservation, we will let you know what additional steps you will need to take. We will require copies of your group's Certificate of Insurance. You will also be required to sign a Hold Harmless form which is park of the contract.

About the Program 
Trip Planning

Submarine Qualification

Overnight Encampment Manual Adobe Reader Icon 

For more information, please contact Education Coordinator, Alice Watts via email,
or call (415) 561-6662

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